"Official Finalist of Blizzcon 2008 Machinima Festival.
From Award the award winning creators of the "Rise of the Living Dead" series and "The Island".
War looms on the horizon...
As the Arch Druid wages a violent battle for land and wealth, his wife, High Priestess Elunari, must turn her back on her own people in a desperate attempt to shift the tide of war and save Azeroth from certain destruction.
Deep in the shadowy depths of a secret Night Elf prison is a rival, now silenced by the oppressive power of the Arch Druid. The Priestess must descend into the ominous darkness of asylum in order to free the one person who can challenge and defeat the ambitions of her own husband.
April 7, 2009 Subject:
March 9, 2009 Subject:
Great color and lighting. Voice acting was superb.
I'd like to see more from this director and soon!
March 1, 2009 Subject:
pretty and sad
Sad ending but loved the animation work.
February 24, 2009 Subject:
It's nice to watch a smart WoW movie. We need more of these professional approaches to the mmo. But... was that Tiberious at the end viewing the not from the Priestess? It looked like him, so maybe he was friend during the prison break. I dunno.
February 23, 2009 Subject:
I voted in the mprem.com machinima festival for this film. The camera angles were great (which won me over), but honestly, no Orc would be incarcerated on some Night Elf island without kicking it's due ares.
Reviewer:Black Swan Swimming
February 18, 2009 Subject:
Oh the colors!
Nice animation and great use of color. Very exciting and artful. That must have taken awhile to produce.
February 5, 2009 Subject:
Best machinima work ever
This is the greatest piece of Art/machinima I have ever seen. It flows like a river through the dramatic tones and explodes with phenomenal action-infused ending. The soundtrack guides through the emotional confrontation of lovers, husbands, and the farewell to children.
If you love machinima, animation, or film, this is a must see.
I can not believe it was a labor of love and not a paid promotional work.
January 3, 2009 Subject:
Very moving storyline. More character driven than others.
November 29, 2008 Subject:
Very high quality production values. Outstanding voice work. Some of the best visuals I've seen in machinima to date.
October 25, 2008 Subject:
October 20, 2008 Subject:
The set pieces were remarkably detailed and surreal. I love the criminal imprisoned in the floating forest. Custom spell effects and particle effects were first rate.
Voice acting is award worthy.
Great all around movie.
October 18, 2008 Subject:
Best WoW movie I've seen. Really theatrical and polished.
October 17, 2008 Subject:
I'm not sure how it's done. Not sure I want to know... I've never seen anything like before and I'm ready for the rest of the story.
My favorite part by far is the hall of shadows. It was foggy and mysterious. The battle between the druid and the priest there was really dramatic. Right up to where their wisps collided with each other.
I found this mature, well thought out, boldly colorful take on World of Warcraft to be quite a thrilling ride.
I've seen quite a lot of Machinima in my time and this film has appealed to me not because it's based in a video game world, but because the film makers seem to have a taken a chance that lifts the film out of video games, out of the hack and slash, out of the over drama of movies in this genre.
A huge step foward for the medium and a must download for any collector.